The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes TV Episodes

The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes

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List of the best Fawlty Towers episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Although only 12 episodes of this British sitcom were made, it still continues to have a cult following. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Fawlty Towers episodes of all time are. Fans of Fawlty Towers are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes here include everything from The Germans to The Anniversary. What is the best Fawlty Towers episode of all time? Look below and find out.



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    Communication Problems

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    Communication Problems
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    A selectively deaf woman named Mrs Richards insists that she has had a large amount of money stolen at the hotel, and against Sybil's wishes Basil puts a fiver on Dragonfly.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 19 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: The Germans
    • Next Episode: The Psychiatrist
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    The Germans
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    Sybil goes into the hospital for toe surgery, leaving Basil to cope with a fire drill single-handed. After a couple of blows on the head, Basil tells some German guests where Germany went wrong in WWII.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 24 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Previous Episode: Gourmet Night
    • Next Episode: Communication Problems
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    The Psychiatrist

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    The Psychiatrist
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    A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil thinks Sybil is telling them all about his life.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 26 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: Communication Problems
    • Next Episode: Waldorf Salad
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    The Kipper and the Corpse

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    The Kipper and the Corpse
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    "The Kipper and the Corpse" is the fourth episode of the second series of the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. It first aired at 9.00pm on BBC2 on 12 March 1979. Distinguishing it from other episodes is its heavy use of black comedy.more

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    • Original Airing: Mar 12 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: Waldorf Salad
    • Next Episode: The Anniversary
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    Waldorf Salad

    An American and his wife get unsatisfactory service at Fawlty Towers when he orders a Waldorf salad, after the kitchen has closed.more

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    • Original Airing: Mar 05 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: The Psychiatrist
    • Next Episode: The Kipper and the Corpse
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    Basil the Rat

    The health inspector is coming and Basil tells Manuel to get rid of his pet rat, which he later finds out is named Basil.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 25 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: The Anniversary
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    The Hotel Inspectors

    "The Hotel Inspectors" is the fourth episode of the BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 10 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Previous Episode: The Wedding Party
    • Next Episode: Gourmet Night
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    The Builders

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    The Builders
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    The Fawltys take a holiday and leave Polly and Manuel to run the place just as O'Reilly's builders come to redo the lobby.more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 26 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Previous Episode: A Touch of Class
    • Next Episode: The Wedding Party
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    Gourmet Night

    "Gourmet Night" is the fifth episode in the first series of the BBC TV sitcom Fawlty Towers.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 17 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Previous Episode: The Hotel Inspectors
    • Next Episode: The Germans
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    A Touch of Class

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    A Touch of Class
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    "A Touch of Class" is the pilot episode in the first series of the BBC television sitcom Fawlty Towers.more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 19 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Next Episode: The Builders
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    The Anniversary

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    The Anniversary
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    "The Anniversary" is the fifth episode of the second series of BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers.more

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    • Original Airing: Mar 19 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: The Kipper and the Corpse
    • Next Episode: Basil the Rat
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    The Wedding Party

    "The Wedding Party" is the third episode of the BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 03 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Previous Episode: The Builders
    • Next Episode: The Hotel Inspectors
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